WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   In a language we know that words and verbs never have just one meaning, and that combined with other words, verbs and prepositions can change their meaning and adapt in various different contexts. Among the many cases, today we have chos...

WTI Magazine #3    2013 Nov, 1 Author : Alessandro Masi      Translation by:   The word comes from the Latin indultum, past participle of the verb indulge. The meaning is clear (to be lenient, forgiving), and even today the term refers to the well-known measure by which you assign a discount of punishment to the prisoners.   A gesture of cleme...

  WTI Magazine #34    2014 June, 11Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   Our dear Italian language. Who among us has never faced a word of Italian language? Surely spaghetti, opera, amore, pizza are among the most popular words ... and yet the lexicographic material of our beautiful language contains a huge trea...

WTI Magazine #8    2013 Dec, 6Author : Alessandro Masi      Translation by:   "Viluppo" (Tangle) is an ancient word derived from the Latin verb volvere ("to turn, wind") and means "envelope", or as we would say today, "wrapping". Develop, therefore, is the action that you do when you take away something from his ta...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   Today we analyze the verb "prendere" (to take) in its common and figuratively use, to discover together other ways of saying that will be useful to all those who study with curiosity our dear Italian language.  

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Giulia Casati for the Italian School NJ      Translation by:   One difficult feature of the Italian language, the one that makes many and many learners scratch their head, is gender. Yes, because Italian as a language has a gender. The word Italian itself has a gender! In fact, Italian is a boy! Ah,...

  WTI Magazine #43    2014 September, 17Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   Today we continue to explore the vast vocabulary of our beloved Italian language, and specifically the dangers hidden behind the apparent similarities that we already presented in the previous article. Let's analyze the word "addizione...

WTI Magazine #10    2013 Dec, 20Author : Alessandro Masi      Translation by:   The word originates from the verb "to buff", indicating the action of strongly blowing, whether if related to humans or to the wind. The last few weeks have been full of storms, both real and metaphorical. The real ones leave dismayed,...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   Latin, which is no longer spoken nowadays, is still alive in many words that we the Italians still use. We can find a few Latin words and expressions in sports coverage, in advertising, in the official badges of our cities, in legal lan...

  WTI Magazine #50    2014 December, 26Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   We start today to explore the linguistic heritage of our beautiful language with the word "acqua" (water), to show you a few ways how to use it in the common language. Let's start with the saying "l'acqua cheta rovina i ponti" (literall...